Please check your audit in Carleton Central to ensure that all of your program or degree requirements will be satisfied on time. Your audit report should state “ALL REQUIREMENTS COMPLETED – IN-PROGRESS COURSES USED” or “ALL REQUIREMENTS IDENTIFIED BELOW HAVE BEEN MET”. If your audit does not show one of these statements, you must make an appointment with a departmental advisor right away to solve the problems.
If you have a minor or combined major you need to make sure it appears on your audit.
Report any errors or discrepancies in your program status on your graduation application. A Change of Program Elements may be required.
You may determine eligibility to graduate with a program element that is currently not part of your record by running a “What-If” audit on Carleton Central.
If your legal name contains special characters such as accents, raised characters, or hyphens and you want this reflected on your diploma, please complete a “Diploma Name Change Form” (see the “Downloads” section at the bottom of this page) and submit it to email@example.com. Confirm deadlines on graduation information page.
Graduation Application Results
You will be notified via email about the outcome of your graduation application. Results will also be posted to your online application.
If you do not meet the qualifications to graduate, your application will not be successful. You may apply for graduation at a later date once you have met the requirements.
Information for Graduates
In addition to the FAQs listed below, the Registrar’s Office has put together a helpful graduation checklist for the graduating class. Be sure to visit the graduation information page for information about graduation and convocation.
These videos will give you an overview of the graduation process and show you how to apply to graduate.
Your graduation may be delayed if you have applied for a deferred exam or appeal of grade. Applications to graduate will not be processed if you have any pending deferrals or appeals of grade for courses required for your degree. Your application to graduate will not be approved if you have outstanding deferrals or appeals of grade in progress on required courses.
You may wish to have certain courses designated as extra to your degree, if you would like them to count towards a subsequent undergraduate or graduate degree. You must notify the Registrar’s Office in writing via your student email account by the following deadlines:
Spring Graduation (June): May 1
Fall Graduation (November): October 1
Winter Graduation (February): February 1
The Registrar’s Office will set aside courses with the lowest grades if you do not designate them as extra to a degree. This is particularly important for undergraduate students taking graduate-level courses.
If you have a balance owing on your account all graduation documentation will be held until the balance is paid in full. This includes your diploma, transcripts, and any letters or confirmations certifying graduation.